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PMDC Goes Digital

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has started the process of implementing digitalisation system to make the regulatory body paperless for better functioning and transparency.

In this regard a meeting was held at PMDC office chaired by the Chairman of ad-hoc Council a former judge of the supreme Justice (retd) Mian Shakirullah Jan to improve and revamp the IT system and to implement digitalization system to speedup up the working.

National Information Technology Board DG Farjeel Javed and project head Bilal Abbasi, gave a briefing regarding the new digitalisation to be installed. Dr Wasim Ahmed was also present at the meeting.

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The digitalisation system being implemented includes e-office system which is the first step towards automating the working and paperless environment.

This system will bring paradigm shift by eradicating the limitations and drawbacks of physical filing including, tampering of official data security and transparency etc.

After that the other system is MIS (Management Information System), which will help in digitalisation of software system for all institutions imparting medical and dental education, online registration system etc.

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The Supreme Court on January 12 upholding the decision of Lahore High Court dissolved the governing council of the PMDC and nominated an interim body to run day-to-day affairs of the regulator.

The courts sent packing the governing council of the regulatory body on the petition of private medical and dental colleges on the plea that the council was functioning unlawfully because it was created under PMDC (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 which lapsed on April 25, 2016.

The new interim body appointed by the apex court has taken over the charge.

January 22, 2018

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